4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2013 5:20 AM by cosymanne

    Indesign CC: Changing the page size

    cosymanne

      I have an old document created in Indesign CS6 and want to change the size of it. I just want to make it 3 mm broader.

      But when I do it in Document settings the whole canvas moves to the left. I would prefer the canvas to stay in place and the size increase from the middle.

       

      Is there a setting that I have missed? I am grateful for all help.

        • 1. Re: Indesign CC: Changing the page size
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Choose the Page tool (3rd tool from top). Click the Center proxy point on the Control panel. Enter the new page size.

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          • 2. Re: Indesign CC: Changing the page size
            cosymanne Level 1

            I appreciate it Steve.

            I know of that tool and that works. The problem is that I want to change the size of the whole document. Not just one page.

            If I use the Page tool the printer can't see the new changed size. The pdf seems to be in the old size and it confuses them.

             

            Isn't there another way to change the whole document and centering the canvas at the same time?

            • 3. Re: Indesign CC: Changing the page size
              Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I recall a discussion a week or two ago, where someone pointed out some of the limitations of changing page size in the Document Setup dialog of having objects shift.

               

              You should be able to select multiple or all pages in the Pages panel before applying size changes using the Page tool.

               

              And I definitely know that if you're using File > Export > Adobe PDF (Print), the PDF should accurately reflect page sizes. Make sure you view the page size in Acrobat (you can use preferences to permanently display page size).

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              • 4. Re: Indesign CC: Changing the page size
                cosymanne Level 1

                Ahhh I see. Not very easy to find. I hope Adobe can make it easier in the future.

                 

                Now when I have changed the pages with Page tool I can change the document size to the right one – and it doesn't move! Great!

                 

                Thank you Steve for your help.